Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Here are the boys right when they got there, pointing at their big cousin in left field. He was warming up and the game was just about to start.
He was nice enough to hit a homer for us, and here he is rounding the bases after the out-of-the-park bomb.
UCONN wasn't able to get the win, but it sure was a win for the boys and me. Beautiful weather, great game....and a little Q-T with the cousin.
Now on to my boys....on Saturday they had two games as part of a pre-season tournament. They have moved up to U-11 this year so we were anxious to see how they would compete. The first game they were down by 8 runs and ended up battling back to a 11-10 win!! So exciting. The second game they were down by 10 runs and came back to ALMOST win...but lost 12-11. My heart was pounding. The boys played their hearts out and we had two very exciting games. I took lots of pictures...and here are a few of my favs.
Game 2 - Ben sliding into home.
Jack fielding with his brother in the background.
Jack pitched three innings in the first game.
Here is Jack at catcher. I had a proud-mother-moment when he threw out an opponent stealing second.
Ben fielding at second.
Sunday was Luke's day! His first game was at noon and we all got to go and cheer him on. I was happy it was not a day of rushing in between games and we could really focus on giving him some attention. He did a great job and pleasantly surprised all of us with his skills! He's one of the youngest on the team, but he hit well and knew where to throw the ball! Here he is batting and fielding!
The only thing that could have made this weekend better were peanuts and cracker jacks!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Here he is during the first group meeting. He looks so serious...and confident.
Happy to see here he looks very focused and attentive to the coaches.
This picture just makes me smile because you can see how the baseball pants are so baggy on his skinny little body...and I love the fist in the back pocket.
Somebody else in the house was insistent upon wearing cleats and insisted that this was HER practice too. I tried to distract her and send her to the swings and slide but she quickly made her way back to the team, finding herself a spot with the rest of the boys.
I have read the first three books in the Twilight series and finished "Book One-Bella" in the fourth. So the idea of my child as a little vampire isn't so crazy...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
And I always enjoy trying to make some sort of cake for my kids. I love the taste of good 'ole homemade Betty Crocker cakes. So I searched the internet and found this monster cupcake idea. Very easy to make!! The tongues are made of Airheads...which have this crease on the back side from the wrapper. They make perfect tongues!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Here is the snaggletooth a few days before it came out.
Here is his new look... (desperately in need of a new haircut which he just got)
And here is just about the cutest letter ever to the tooth fairy. My kids have gotten in the habit of leaving the tooth fairy notes and love when he/she writes back. On top of the letter is the little pillow that we got as a gift when Jack was born! There is a little pocket to put the tooth in. The tooth fairy takes the tooth and leaves the loot. Ben got $3 for his tooth.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
When I was going through old pictures for Ben's birthday post, I came across a couple of old pictures of the two that I wanted to share.
Here they are, standing in front of the TV. This kind of contact doesn't happen a lot, so luckily I captured it. I'm guessing they were about 1.5 and 3ish.
And here is another. For some reason, I always loved this picture. The two of them leaning on each other in the morning with all of their special stuffed animals. Serious faces. Can't explain why, but I love it. It was just the two of them back then!
Monday, April 13, 2009
A few days old, sunning in his car seat.
As a toddler...I always loved this picture.
My little slugger starting early....
This is when I realized he looks like Jason Varitek with a buzz cut.
At his fifth birthday party
My fearless outdoorsman
Focused on the soccer field....
Just the other day...with his best friend.
Happy birthday, Ben! Hope every birthday brings you as much joy as you bring me every day.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I love the way dogs have their instincts. Australian Shepherds are herding dogs. I sent Luke for a little run and there was Kiah, trying to herd him back to me.
It was SO cold out that day. Here is another herding picture and look at the snow flakes!
Kiah also likes to chew leaves and sticks and anything else she can find on the ground. Such a puppy!So we were excited to bond with Kiah a little more that day.
And here is an updated picture of Chewie. This dog LIVES and BREATHES for fetch. Which breed did he get this from?? Poodle or Cocker??? His hair has grown in somewhat and we can almost tolerate looking at him now. (We really do just adore him!)